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message 1: by Timo (new)

Timo Aun
this book has the wrong ISBN. I have another book with the same isbn and when i used the isbn to find my book on goodreads, i was surprised to see another book pop up, with a different title and different author.
The right ISBN can be found here:
which is 9789985658819

Current isbn actually belongs to another book with name SEITSE FANTASTILIST LUGU by Karen Blixen, I will add that book after the isbn is fixed, thank you! :)

message 2: by Timo (new)

Timo Aun anyone? please just replace 9789985659212 with 9789985658819

message 3: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 42415 comments Mod
In the other case of duplicate ISBNs, it may be that an ISBN was reused on a completely different book. This shouldn't happen because ISBNs are supposed to be unique, but exceptions have been found. If that is the case, manually add a new edition to the database, leaving the ISBN field blank. Then in the Description field, add a note stating the issue with the ISBN and listing the actual ISBN.

message 4: by Timo (last edited Jan 20, 2017 07:50AM) (new)

Timo Aun Thank you for the response! I must say that's not true in this case. :/

This book never had the ISBN it has attached to it in goodreads, I can simply find that out by googling the ISBN. It only and only finds the other book.
Besides, the book Õpilane edition from year 2011 has ISBN 9789985658819. Not 9789985659212.

EDIT: let me find some sources.

and thats all on google first page of results when googling "õpilane bourget 2011".

message 5: by Timo (new)

Timo Aun bump

message 6: by lethe (new)

lethe | 13729 comments Having an ISBN changed on Goodreads is practically impossible.

If I were you, I would just add the book and list the ISBN in the description field instead of the ISBN field, with a note that the same ISBN is already used by another book in the database.

message 7: by Timo (new)

Timo Aun oh ok, thanks for the tip. i assumed its easy to change isbn since i can easily do it for the books i have added myself

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